Joined: Sep. 2004
||Posted: May 19 2005,22:22
$98 P2-P3 laptops?
$40 17" monitors?
$5 8-port 10/100Base-T switches???
How come I never ran across this site whenever I've searched the web for low-cost used laptops, peripherals, etc?
Retrobox makes the $250 I paid a few years ago for a 486DX-75 laptop w/only 24MB RAM, 800MB HD & 640x480 display sound like I got ripped off. I've been looking around lately for a laptop that has at least an 800x600 display with a bit more horsepower under the hood (I use it mainly for reading e-books and controlling other PCs on my LAN w/800x600 displays via vnc), but the cheapest I'd ever found was in the $250-$300 range w/o shipping (yes, I've clicked some of the Google ads here in the DSL forums). I've scoured eBay for laptop deals too, but my "reasonable" bids always get outbid.
I've been thinking of upgrading my LAN to 100Base-T as well, and I originally paid $50 for my 8-port 10Base-T hub!
Heck, I could probably buy laptops & desktops from Retrobox, install DSL or any other OS on them, then turn around and resell them on eBay for twice the price (and maybe even kick back part of the profits to the DSL team).
Where'd I leave my credit card?
Don't say "No" to Digital Restrictions Management, say "HELL, NO!!!".